The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) has released an additional £700,000 of funding to help flood-hit communities coping with the legacy of this year’s winter floods.
The record-breaking wet weather brought misery to thousands of flooded families, farms and rural concerns across Britain.
In response, farming groups are among those being invited to apply for their share of the funding, which aims to secure a brighter future for our countryside.
The PCF said much more support was needed to encourage the next generation back into farming and other rural careers.
Organisations and charities that help to protect and sustain Britain’s rural communities can therefore apply for funding of up to £50,000.
PCF director Claire Saunders said: “The countryside has faced some real hardship in recent months and our grants are a valuable lifeline to redress the balance.
“We also have additional funds to help initiatives in the areas affected by the recent and severe flooding.
“We are seeking applications from organisations that are working on projects focused on recovery and resilience in rural areas, particularly in the north of England, Yorkshire and Scotland.”
She added: “Rural communities are the backbone of the countryside, and farming is of vital importance to a thriving rural economy. The fund is here to support and assist communities in times of hardship and help those who live and work in the countryside face a brighter future.”
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is now open for grant applications until 5pm on Wednesday 13 April. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.
To apply for funding, visit the PCF website and complete an online application form.